Hispanic Theological Initiative.

Creating and Nurturing a Community of Latina and Latino Scholars.
Through the Combined Efforts of the Consortium Member Schools.
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    HTI Members

    In order to maintain the ecumenical, multi-ethnic, and multi-denomination makeup among the HTI PhD student populace, a broader participation of seminaries, schools of theology, and university religion departments would be necessary to expand HTI’s already successful work. In November 2007, seventeen schools joined forces to establish the Hispanic Theological Initiative Consortium to continue, and expand HTI’s track record in advancing and graduating Latina/o PhD students.

    The HTI Consortium is a currently a collaborative enterprise comprised of twenty-four PhD granting institutions seeking to:

    • Increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of Latina/o PhD students across the nation by uniting and leveraging institutional resources in the field of religion (human, financial, and infrastructure);
    • Provide a forum for exchange of information, ideas, and best practices to address the needs of Latina/o faculty, and students in theological and religious studies;
    • Leverage additional resources for recruitment of Latina/o faculty and students.





     List of Schools

    Andrews University
    Baylor University
    Brite Divinity School
    Boston University
    Candler School of Theology/Emory University
    Claremont Graduate University
    Claremont School of Theology
    Dallas Theological Seminary
    Drew University
    Duke Divinity School
    Fuller Theological Seminary
    Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary
    Graduate Theological Union

    Harvard Divinity School 
    Luther Seminary
    Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
    Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
    Oblate School of Theology
    Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
    Princeton Theological Seminary
    Union Theological Seminary in New York
    University of Chicago Divinity School
    University of Notre Dame
    Vanderbilt Divinity School 

     Brite Divinity School is honored to be a founding member of the Hispanic Theological Initiative Consortium. The important contributions of this program, already demonstrated to Brite by the experience of our students, was underscored as we conducted a recent search for a position in Latina/o Church Studies. This program is making a difference in North American theological education!”

     M Williams

    D. Newell Williams
    Brite Divinity School